Socioeconomic Impacts of Demographic Displacement and Humanitarian Aid in Sudan

Labor, Demographics and Economics of the Family Journal, Vol. 3, No. 88, July 21, 2011

23 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011 Last revised: 21 Jun 2012

Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 16, 2012

Abstract

The study presented here reviews activities of NGOs in Sudan by surveying and studying the activities of Save the Children of United Kingdom. Activities of NGOs in Sudan were always a controversial issue that resulted in the expulsion of many in 2009. There were also precedents of such expulsions in previous and following years. The paper discusses humanitarian work in Sudan, positive and negative sides. The case study's activities of the Save the Children efforts in Jebel Aulia Internally Displaced People, specially their efforts in education were investigated. It is concluded that introduce invaluable help in educational field, building classes and facilities. However, they also face financial restraining because governmental efforts in improving facilities are minimized. With the increasing loads of children vying to join education, lack of books and writing materials, impoverished and destitute parents, they cannot pay the small fees required of them. Many children leave education and search for working opportunities to support their families. It is basically required from the government to step in and provide more funds to education. The results data of the Jebel Aulia camp is not different from hundreds spread all over Sudan. The country is faced with increasing numbers of children diverted from education to juvenile works or becoming social outsiders with all the expected consequences.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Arabic.

Keywords: Sudan, internally displaced, education, NGOs

JEL Classification: A00, A10, H5, H50, H52, H53, H54, H55, H57, H59

Suggested Citation

Mohamed, Issam A.W., Socioeconomic Impacts of Demographic Displacement and Humanitarian Aid in Sudan (June 16, 2012). Labor, Demographics and Economics of the Family Journal, Vol. 3, No. 88, July 21, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1886248

Issam A.W. Mohamed (Contact Author)

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 12910-11111
Khartoum, Khartoum 11111
Sudan
249122548254 (Phone)

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